2023: Shekarau reveals region to produce Nigeria’s next president

2023: Shekarau reveals region to produce Nigeria’s next president

Ibrahim Shekarau, the former Governor of Kano State, has said that Nigeria’s next president should come from the southern part of the country.

Speaking on Thursday’s Channels Television, Shekarau noted that President Muhammadu Buhari, who comes from the northern part of the country, will have been in power for eight years by 2023, and “common sense tells one that we should look to the southern part of Nigeria on the other side.”

When asked about his position on the growing call for a South-East presidency in 2023, he said, “I don’t call it zoning, I would rather call it some balancing. There has to be some sense of belonging. There is what I call the constitution of common sense.

“The Constitution of Nigeria or the constitution of any of the political parties didn’t say if I am from the North, my running mate must be from the South. It is not written but if today, I am a presidential candidate from Kano and I tell you my running mate is from Bauchi, you will say something is wrong with me.

“The presidency has just been from the North for eight years. Common sense tells us that we should look at the other side, to the Southern part of Nigeria. We should recognise the North and the South, this is elementary geography and history.

“Perception is what you have to carry along. If you continue to dominate on one particular side, the perception from the other side is, ‘What about me?’”